Artist Statement

I create art which can be appreciated for its design and craftsmanship and upon reflection, provide the viewer with an exploration of complexities in personal and cultural issues.

Using basic products - cloth, dyes, paints - to form a meaningful composition is both challenging and soul-satisfying. The cloth is manipulated in a variety of methods including stamping, dyeing, printing, discharging. My intent is to create a piece with layers of interest - some to mimic weathered and faded objects, a wall, doors or in other cases, a multi-faceted persona. Stitching, writing, drawing, painting, papers may be added to further the design along with collaged objects. Much like a construction project, my creations develop from the ground up, combining the familiar in an abstract style.

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Artwork


Centered

Convergence

Holding Pattern

Wabi Sabi Series

Emerging

Open Heart

A Conversation

Attraction

Simple Gifts

Solitude

Dialogue

Reclamation